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4-year-old boy shoots pregnant mom in the face in Seattle. Get breaking news alerts and special reports.

4-year-old boy shoots pregnant mom in the face in Seattle

The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. Feb. 3, 2019, 10:55 PM GMT By Tim Stelloh A four-year-old boy shot his pregnant mother in the face in Seattle on Saturday after finding a gun under a mattress, authorities said. King County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Sgt. Abbott said the mother, who is eight months pregnant, was in stable condition after being rushed to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. Authorities did not identify the couple. The boy had been in the couple’s bedroom on Saturday afternoon when he found a loaded, unsecured handgun between the bed’s box spring and the mattress, Abbott said. The boyfriend, who is the boy’s father, was laying on the bed with the boy’s mother at the time.

“He got a hold of the gun and shot his mom in the face,” Abbott said. The boyfriend hadn’t registered the gun, but Abbott said it did not appear to be stolen. Tim Stelloh. A 4-year-old accidentally killed his little brother after mistaking a gun for a toy. 4-year-old shoots 7-month-old in Texas home displaying pro-gun signs - Being Liberal.

Toddler, 3, shoots one-year-old sister dead 'after finding gun in bed' A three-year-old toddler allegedly shot and killed their one-year-old sister in a tragic accident in Memphis, Tennessee.

Toddler, 3, shoots one-year-old sister dead 'after finding gun in bed'

Little Robin Keefer was killed after 25-year-old Shawn Moore reportedly put the two children in a bed in which he had been keeping his gun. Trump sucks up to Philippine president, asks him to sing love song Memphis Police arrested Moore on Friday and charged him with criminally negligent homicide, being a convicted felon in possession of a handgun and tampering with evidence. Fox Carolina reported witnesses heard the gun go off at an apartment complex and Robin was rushed to the hospital. Police blocked streets across Memphis so the child could be rushed to hospital, however, she died on arrival.

Toddler accidentally kills sleeping father while playing with gun in St. Louis. Child kills father in accidental shooting. St.

Child kills father in accidental shooting

Joseph police said a father was fatally shot Sunday by his 4-year-old son at a St. Joseph residence. The St. Joseph Police Department responded to the 2600 block of Mary St. on a report of an accidental shooting Sunday. With 2016 over, a toddler has now shot a person every week in the US for two years straight. At the end of 2015, one of the big news stories summing up the events of the prior year was a piece by the Washington Post.

With 2016 over, a toddler has now shot a person every week in the US for two years straight

This report highlighted the unbelievable but true fact that for every week in 2015, a toddler was responsible for shooting either themselves or another human being in the US – in some cases, fatally. Now that 2016 is done and dusted, we can officially confirm that the concerning trend continued last year. That means, for the past 104 weeks, there has been at least one toddler somewhere in the US firing a gun and hitting themselves or another person. In fact, the situation is getting worse: the rate of toddler shootings in 2016 was up 6% year on year, an alarming result given a continued focus on gun control in the United States.

By October 2016, there had already been 51 shootings committed by toddlers – up from 47 at the same time in 2015. After a toddler accidentally shot and killed his older sister, a family’s wounds run deep. Jaxon, 4, plays on the trampoline that used to belong to his sister, Kimi, in Irondale, Ala.

After a toddler accidentally shot and killed his older sister, a family’s wounds run deep

While at his great-grandfather’s house, the boy found a gun that had been left out and accidentally shot Kimi, killing her. (Linda Davidson/The Washington Post) IRONDALE, Ala. — They have put it off all spring and summer, but now it’s autumn and they’re out of excuses, so they set out on what should be the most ordinary of chores: to dismantle a trampoline in one back yard and rebuild it in another. A 4-year-old playing with a gun on Thanksgiving shot a 2-year-old cousin, Philadelphia police say. Omar Laboy-Vega and Rachel Santiago have both been charged in connection with the shooting of a 2-year-old.

A 4-year-old playing with a gun on Thanksgiving shot a 2-year-old cousin, Philadelphia police say

(Philadelphia Police Department) When authorities responded to the Philadelphia home on Thursday afternoon, they discovered a young child who had been shot, according to police. The victim was just a toddler, police say. 7-year-old fatally shoots 3-year-old in Ohio, police say. Child shoots 9-year-old boy, police say. Pa. teen dies learning to shoot guns with dad in yard. These black parents were charged when toddlers shot themselves — but these white parents weren’t. Two young boys — ages 2 and 3 years old — died within a week of one another last month after finding a parent’s gun stashed in a bag and then accidentally shooting themselves.

These black parents were charged when toddlers shot themselves — but these white parents weren’t

Kiyan Shelton Enoch, 2, fatally shot himself April 20 with his mother’s gun, which he found in her purse. Holston Cole, 3, found a gun in his father’s backpack and fatally shot himself April 26. Their cases attracted national attention, because the two boys were among four toddlers who shot and killed themselves that week — and among 23 toddlers who’d fatally shot themselves or someone else since Jan. 1. If that seems like a lot, that’s because it is. The two boys’ deaths were tragically similar — but the outcome for their parents was very different.

As blogger David Waldman, who tracks gun violence and accidental shootings for Daily Kos, pointed out, one parent was charged while the other boy’s parents were not. The 23-year-old Shelton is black, and the Coles are white. 3-year-old shoots self in face; Mother arrested. Father ‘recklessly’ waving gun fatally shot his 4-year-old in the head, police say. Four-year-old Tahirah Phillips was watching TV and playing with her six siblings on Saturday afternoon in a bedroom in their Philadelphia home when, police said, a single gunshot brought shrill screams and tears.

Father ‘recklessly’ waving gun fatally shot his 4-year-old in the head, police say

Tahirah had been shot in the head — and her father, police said, had pulled the trigger. Her siblings started yelling. Then her father, Maurice Phillips, stood up from the bed and walked toward them. How often do children in the U.S. unintentionally shoot and kill people? We don’t know. A Smith & Wesson handgun at an NRA convention in Indiana earlier this year.

How often do children in the U.S. unintentionally shoot and kill people? We don’t know.

(Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images) After a 9-year-old girl in Arizona accidentally shot and killed her shooting range instructor with an Uzi last week, it raised what would appear to be a fairly obvious question: How often do children in the United States — where unintentional or accidental shootings occur with some frequency — fatally shoot people by accident? The answer: We don’t actually know for sure. At least that’s what the people and agencies tracking this topic say. “We know how many times children die each year as a result of gun deaths,” Jon S. Vernick said the data is out there, but it has not been pulled together or compiled by anyone. Agencies that compile statistics regarding shooting deaths told The Post that while they have data on many aspects of shooting deaths, this figure was unavailable. Some details regarding gun deaths are known, collected and reported. Today's Headlines newsletter. Two-year-old fatally shoots himself with gun found in mother’s purse, police say.

Father Accidentally Shoots His 4-Year-Old Daughter, Then Frames His 5-Year-Old Daughter. A man in Philadelphia was playing around with his gun when he accidentally discharged it, killing his four-year-old daughter.

Father Accidentally Shoots His 4-Year-Old Daughter, Then Frames His 5-Year-Old Daughter

The man, Maurice Phillips, 30, was waving the gun around the room recklessly in the presence of seven children. Seven children. Captain James Clark of the Philadelphia police department said that the girl and her six siblings, ranging in age from 7 months to 13 years, were in the bedroom with Phillips. A MO mom shot her 2-year-old son when he 'startled' her, PA father shot 4-year-old while playing.

Two recent tragic gun incidents involving very young children. First off, a St. Louis toddler is lucky to be recovering after he made the mistake of startling his mother: Two-year-old shot in face when mother's purse drops with gun in it. A bullet ricocheted off of a vending machine at a Merit Health clinic in Mississippi and hit a two-year-old child in the face yesterday. The gun discharged when the two-year-old’s mother dropped her purse, containing the gun, while trying to use a vending machine.

“Charges are not pending, it’s an accidental discharge,” said Officer Colendula Green with the Jackson Police Department. That two-year-old is okay. While Mississippi has an open-carry policy, weapons are prohibited on Merit Health campuses. [My relief] The fact that weapons are “prohibited on the Merit Health campuses” doesn’t solve this issue. Ted Alcorn: There's a pattern in children shooting each other. Last year, at least 278 children unintentionally fired a gun and injured or killed someone. Kids such as the 5-year-old in Missouri who was playing with his grandfather’s handgun when he fired it, killing his infant brother.

Or the 3-year-old Ohio boy who found his mother’s handgun in her purse and discharged it into his own chest. Or the 4-year-old son of an Alaskan state trooper, who found his dad’s personal weapon and was looking down the barrel when it went off. Gun rights advocate accidentally shot in the back by her 4-year-old son. A north Florida woman is in the hospital after her 4-year-old son shot her in the back while sitting in the backseat of her pickup truck. 31-year-old Jamie Gilt is a self-described advocate for "gun sense" who posts enthusiastically on social media sites about firearms and protecting her right to bear arms. She appears to be the same Jamie Gilt who was hospitalized yesterday. A Putnam County Sheriff's Office news release says a deputy saw Gilt behaving frantically inside the truck Tuesday afternoon and quickly realized she'd been shot. Once she pulled her car over, she told deputies her 4-year-old son, who was sitting in the back of the truck, shot her in the back while she was driving.

Image: Facebook/Jamie Gilt The bullet went through the seat and entered her back, before exiting her stomach. 2-year-old girl reportedly shoots self at south Sacramento County home. A 2-year-old girl was hospitalized in critical condition after she reportedly shot herself Monday afternoon at a south Sacramento County residence. The Sheriff’s Department received a 911 call about 1:50 p.m. from a residence in the 7600 block of Countryfield Drive reporting that the girl had shot herself, said sheriff’s spokesman Sgt.

Toddler Finds Handgun In Mom’s Purse And Shoots Both Parents. It strikes me that there are two main problems with guns as protection: 1. If it’s uncocked and unloaded when you need it, it’s useless. 2. If it’s cocked and loaded when you don’t need it (which is most of the time), it’s very, very dangerous. Unfortunately for the Reynolds/Villescas family in Albuquerque, NM, the second scenario proved to be disastrous when their 3-year-old boy pulled the loaded cocked gun out of Mom’s purse, fired a bullet and injured both his parents. The family was staying at an Albuquerque motel with the boy, his 2-year-old sister, the pregnant mother and the father. Justin Reynolds told KOB-TV that he and his girlfriend, Monique Villescas, were getting ready to order pizza when the toddler fired the shot.

“It was like if I was to get up shake your hand and sat back down. 9-year-old girl accidentally shot, killed by 3-year-old in Irondale. 7-Year-Old Boy Shot to Death By Brother With Gun Found in Mom’s Purse. Tour agency: American detained over Pyongyang hotel incident. Jan. 23, 2016 4:21 AM ET SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A China-based travel agency said Saturday an American university student recently detained by North Korea is being held over an unspecified incident at his hotel before he was scheduled to board a flight for Beijing. 4-year-old boy, who accidentally shot himself, dies at hospital. ​Police: Boy, 3, finds gun, accidentally kills self in Flint, Michigan. At Least 265 Kids Involved in Unintentional Shootings in 2015. At least 265 children under the age of 18 picked up a firearm and unintentionally shot themselves or another child, according to a gun control advocacy group.

The new #NotAnAccident Index created by Everytown USA records every such incident on a map and details the story behind each shooting. The total does not include homicides or suicides by minors. Everytown USA says on their site that the current estimation is low as they are currently looking into at least 30 more shootings. The group says it follows up with local law enforcement in every case they log, in order to find out the type of firearm used and the means of storage for it. More than two million American children live in homes with guns that are not stored safely and securely, the group says. Research by the group finds that basic gun safety and storage—when guns are locked away and kept unloaded—could prevent up to 70% of accidental shooting deaths by children. 3-year-old shoots brother with gun belonging to California cop.

STOCKTON, Calif. - Police say a 3-year-old boy shot his 15-year-old brother with a gun belonging to their stepfather, an officer with California Highway Patrol. CBS Sacramento reports that the officer was in his Stockton, Calif., home when the .22 caliber rifle shot rang out from inside a closet. Police say the officer's loaded rifle got into his three-year-old stepson's hands during a game of hide and seek with his brother. The toddler somehow managed to pull the trigger, shooting his brother's foot.

The boy was treated at this nearby urgent care and will be OK, police said. Toddlers Involved in More Shootings Than Terrorists in 2015  The GOP and the Democrats alike have politicized the tragic terrorist attacks in Paris, with many governors vowing to refuse refugees entry to their states. Even though they're technically not allowed to do so. However, in light of the xenophobic tendencies of American politicians following the attacks, it's worth noting that in the US in 2015, toddlers have been responsible for more shootings, and shooting deaths, than terrorists. Boy Shoots Self In Leg Outside Troy Kroger Store. TROY (WWJ) – A 4-year-old boy is hospitalized after he shot himself in the leg outside a Kroger store in Troy.

Troy Police Sgt. Meghan Lehman says a family was shopping at the Kroger at Crooks Rd. and South Blvd., Friday afternoon, when the accident happened. “They were in the grocery store with their parents,” Lehman told WWJ’s Sandra McNeill, “and while the parent was loading groceries into the back of the vehicle, one of the children was alone in the vehicle by themselves at the time.”

Lehman said it appears the child found the gun that one of his parents had left in a compartment in the car “but it was not secure.” One of the parents has a permit to own the gun but could face charges for not keeping it properly secure. “With gun ownership comes a lot of responsibility,” said Lehman. The boy’s injury appears to be not-life-threatening, Lehman said. The incident is under investigation. 3-Year-Old Boy Shot and Killed By 6-Year-Old Brother During Game of Cops and Robbers. 8-Year-Old Shoots Himself Dead After Parents Leave Him Home Alone With Loaded... 43.4K Shares Share. Boy, 11, charged with killing 8-year-old girl after argument about puppies. New Jersey police: 6-year-old dies day after being shot by 4-year-old. In just seconds, a boy, a gun, a death, then grief. 5-year-old Kentucky boy fatally shoots 2-year-old sister. 3-year-old boy shot, killed while playing with gun on Detroit's east side. Marques Green: Detectives say 3-year-old Hamilton boy shot himself with mother's gun.

Indiana Dad Charged After Daughter, 4, Shoots Him by Accident. Nine-Month-Old Boy Accidentally Shot by Brother in Elmo, Missouri. 'I'm Sorry': Mom Recounts Moment 5-Year-Old Shot and Killed Baby. 1-Year-Old Fatally Shot By Another Child With Unattended Handgun. Toddler shoots father, pregnant mother at New Mexico motel.